Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C both to be released October 25th

Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C both to be released October 25th
Just recently, we passed along to you a report that the Apple iPhone 5S and the low-cost Apple iPhone 5C would both be introduced by Apple on September 10th. And while that is important to know, it is only half of the story. The actual release date is the more important half of the equation. Knowing the release date gives those early adopters an idea when they will have to call in sick to work, and make excuses to friends and family so that they can wait on line for a few days to buy the next iteration of Apple's smartphone.

Now, a published report gives us an actual launch date of October 25th for the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C. According to the report, the reason for the 6 week delay is that Apple will also be working on the fifth iteration of the Apple iPad and the Apple iPad mini 2. The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to feature an 8MP camera with an improved f/2.0 aperture for improved low-light photography. A faster A7 processor will be under the hood and a higher capacity battery will be found inside. Sure, it makes the phone a little heavier than the Apple iPhone 5, but the longer battery life makes it worth the small bump in heft. And let's not forget the fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.

The Apple iPhone 5C is the budget version of Apple's smartphone and is expected to offer a plastic build in order to keep the build cost down. Apple hopes to sell the device in emerging markets to compete with low priced Android and Windows Phone models.

The source that came up with the October 25th launch date was the same source that apparently forecast last year's release date for the iPhone 5. With that in mind, you might want to circle October 25th on your calendar and start making plans for that long wait on line. And just to make you laugh, we brought back the video made just before last year's launch of the Apple iPhone 5 when a local New York Fox reporter used a video about an iPhone 5 concept model and thought it was the real thing.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Techmaniacs (translated)

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Holograph my @$$ :D

2. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

That fox reporter is dumb should have done her research a little better before making herself look stupid.

3. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

I really don't see a 6 week wait to be accurate. I bet if it's announced September 10th it will just like the last 5 releases be within 2 weeks.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If the iP5S is delayed for 5 weeks, things are pretty grim in Apple-land. Maybe Timmy needs to re-focus his efforts at getting the supply chain working.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you're right everytime they announce their product they do usually release it in a few short week time. besides when the NOTE III release man.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Lets hope its not just minor improvements over current iPhone.i am Hoping something new i assume one thing will be finger print scanner hope they will put it in to good use and ios 7 with higher amount of RAM (multitasking) and a 4"3 inch screen and new exterior but that not likely going to happen, they always keep their design at least two years.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

S editions are model refreshes. Therefore, no 4.3 inch screen size. SoC (CPU & GPU) upgrades, more RAM, maybe fingerprint scanner. And that is it.

5. virjartajo

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Can't wait for the ipad mini 2! -_-

6. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013



Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Such a fanboy way of looking at things and even worse from a supposedly unbiased website "when they will have to call in sick to work, and make excuses to friends and family so that they can wait on line for a few days to buy the next iteration of Apple's smartphone." Who the eff does that for a iPhone SsSsSsSs or effing S... Same ol S different year.. Ya No oneS

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012 Click on images or read the articles. Doesn't happen with any other smartphone. You mad broski?


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

and each year less and less show up... till someday poof, none... Apple with Jobs and the original 1Phone wonder was a hit, a huge hit, no doubt, hail to 1Phone1 (seriously for a couple years 1Phone was totally original and awesome) but now, not so much. S models are a joke and every other year non S models are last years Android. iOS7 looks like a bad Android theme that you try and uninstall within minutes. Jobs would NEVER of signed off on iOS7 or a plastic siri-less C version. Me mad, no iLaugh at the iFans who can't see the NARROW of vision of Apple's eye

10. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I just marked October 25, 2014 on my calendar. Yes, it will take that long for them to catch up to competition.

11. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Gotta keep that whip crackin' at the ole Chinese Gulag for at least 6 more weeks so that the chumps, ahem...I mean krAPPLE consumers, can enjoy the distinctive honor of sleeping on the sidewalk for days in order to pay $700+ for another MID-RANGER.

12. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Prototype images being reported as the new iPhone, lol. If people want to wait in line for weeks like this, it's really their life they are wasting, free world. Personally, I'd just wait a day or two and spend those weeks doing better things.

13. jamesedward318 unregistered

Just as along as we don't have to wait till then for iOS7, I'm good!

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Those people are crazy and dumb who wants too spend the night outside or in a train station? I'd rather wait a few weeks before buying the phone and wait for the glitches too pass by first

17. HildyJ

Posts: 342; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Before you break out your sleeping bag, remember that the first rumor about the iPhone5S was that it was going to go into production in December. 2012. The iPhone5 was announced on September 12th and it was in stores on the 21st. A six week delay for fanbois to get their hands on a handset would be very un-Apple. I suspect the new delay rumor invalidates the earlier announcemnt rumor.

19. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

This is good news. Yes, the delay from the probable announcement date kinda sucks. But I think that Apple may have learned their lesson after last year when stores and retailers were shorted shipments of the iPhone 5. Then again, with a short supply comes high demand and more guaranteed sales. I could just be spouting some half-baked malarkey.

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